On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Alexander Korotkov
<a.korot...@postgrespro.ru> wrote:
> What happen if exactly this "continue" fires?
>> if (GistFollowRight(stack->page))
>> {
>> if (!xlocked)
>> {
>> LockBuffer(stack->buffer, GIST_UNLOCK);
>> LockBuffer(stack->buffer, GIST_EXCLUSIVE);
>> xlocked = true;
>> /* someone might've completed the split when we unlocked */
>> if (!GistFollowRight(stack->page))
>> continue;
> In this case we might get xlocked == true without calling
> CheckForSerializableConflictIn().
Indeed! I've overlooked it. I'm remembering this issue, we were
considering not fixing splits if in Serializable isolation, but
dropped the idea.
CheckForSerializableConflictIn() must be after every exclusive lock.

> I think it would be rather safe and easy for understanding to more
> CheckForSerializableConflictIn() directly before gistinserttuple().
The difference is that after lock we have conditions to change page,
and before gistinserttuple() we have actual intent to change page.

>From the point of future development first version is better (if some
new calls occasionally spawn in), but it has 3 calls while your
proposal have 2 calls.
It seems to me that CheckForSerializableConflictIn() before
gistinserttuple() is better as for now.

Best regards, Andrey Borodin.

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